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2005-2006Best Austin Musicians

Best Acoustic Guitar
Eric Johnson

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Monte Montgomery
Guy Forsyth
Scrappy Judd Newcomb
Teye
John Pointer
Rick Del Castillo
Scott Leger
Willy Braun
Scott H. Biram

Best Bass Guitar
Chris Maresh

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Bruce Hughes
Chris Heerlein
Albert Besteiro
Dave Hawkins
Jojo Garza
Mark Andes
Rachel Loy
Roger Blevins Sr.
John Farmer

Best Drums/Percussion
Barry "Frosty" Smith

Paul Pearcy
Mike Buck
Chris Staples
Chris Layton
Lisa Pankratz
Eddie Cantu
George Rains
Tommy Taylor
David Mider

Best Drums/Percussion
Chris Layton

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Tommy Taylor
Brannen Temple
Nina Singh
Frosty
Yogi Maxwell
Matt Fletcher
Jim Eno
Mike Zeoli
Tom Lewis

Best Electric Guitar
Redd Volkaert

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Eric Johnson
Monte Montgomery
Eddie Willis
Charlie Sexton
Scrappy Judd Newcomb
Urny Maxwell
Gordie Johnson
John Pointer
David Abeyta

Best Female Vocals
Eliza Gilkyson

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Carolyn Wonderland
Stella Maxwell
Toni Price
Kelly Willis
Patrice Pike
Ruthie Foster
Patty Griffin
Patricia Vonne
Shawn Colvin

Best Horns
Grupo Fantasma’s JewMex Horns

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Grooveline Horns
Ephraim Owens
Carlos Sosa
David Chenu
Alex Coke
Carolyn Wonderland
Del Puschert
M Squad
Topaz

Best Keyboards
Ian McLagan

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Cole El-Saleh
Marcia Ball
Tom Burgess
Patrick Barker-Benfield
Stefano Intelisano
Floyd Domino
Earl Poole Ball
Aeron Riordan
Pinetop Perkins

Best Male Vocals
Guy Forsyth

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Britt Daniel
Scott Leger
Bob Schneider
Eric Johnson
Ray Benson
Kevin Fowler
John Pointer
Willy Braun
Malford Milligan

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
John Pointer, human beatbox

photo by John Carrico

Wammo, harmonica and washboard
Abhinit Bhatt, tabla
Andrew McKee, recorder
Guy Forsyth, musical saw
Bildeauc, laptop
Cindy Cashdollar, steel guitar
Cody Braun, harmonica
Charlie Sexton, various
Thomas “Doc” Grauzer, Irish harp

Best Songwriter
Eliza Gilkyson

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

James McMurtry
Eric Johnson
Jon Dee Graham
Scott Leger
Bob Schneider
Guy Forsyth
Monte Montgomery
Kevin Fowler
John Pointer

Best Strings
Warren Hood, Fiddle

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Chris Whitten, fiddle
Omar Lopez, violin
Marc Gunn, autoharp
Tosca Strings
Will Taylor, violin
Chris Buckley, fiddle
Phoebe Hunt, violin
Cody Braun, mandolin
Erik Hokkannen, fiddle

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